During the recent General Debate on Item 3 “Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at the 48 th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, there was a growing demand that those responsible for having violated human rights through illegal military intervention and occupation of sovereign states should be brought to justice.
Representatives from several countries including China, Russia, Cuba and Venezuela made clear that due to the illegal military intervention and occupation, the independent rights and territorial integrity of the sovereign states are seriously infringed upon, which subsequently give rise to numerous civilian casualties and refugees, and contain the socio-economic development.
They unanimously maintained that the states responsible for such serious human rights violation and crimes against humanity should put an immediate stop to those perpetrations, indemnify the victims and bring the perpetrators to justice through a comprehensive and impartial investigation.
Behind the signboard of “safeguarding of democracy” and “protection of human rights”, the U.S. and the Western countries are carrying out armed invasions of the countries of their dislike and resorting unhesitatingly to slaughter and plunder.
Armed invasions of the countries and regions such as Grenada, Panama, former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Syria; big and small aggression wars; toppling of governments, assassination and terrorist acts – these bloody crimes perpetrated by the U.S. and the Western countries against humanity continue as ever, to the consternation of the international society.
Its typical example is the military occupation of Afghanistan by the U.S., UK, Australia and other Western countries and the ruthless violation of its national sovereignty for the last 20 years.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered in Afghanistan, more than ten million were reduced into refugees, and the economy was totally devastated.
All these facts graphically show that the U.S. and the Western countries, which habitually accuse others and meddle in others’ affairs over the human rights issue, are indeed human rights violators and inhumane criminals that should be subjected to stern punishment of the international society.